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The Importance of Being Mentored: an update on my @WritingEM mentoring with the brilliant @nikival71

About this time last year I was lucky enough to be selected for the Writing East Midlands’ mentoring scheme, a fantastic opportunity to be mentored by a successful author for six months, with the sessions focusing on my writing goals. Following my…
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One year on from publication - in which I talk about the nice things that happened and thank some lovely folks:

I’ve been so busy the last few weeks that the first anniversary of the publication of my debut book, Looking Out of Broken Windows, whizzed past without me noticing. It only slammed into the forefront of my brain when the 2015 Edge Hill Prize longlist was…
I've been so busy the last few weeks that the first anniversary of the publication of my debut book, Looking Out of Broken Windows, whizzed past without me noticing. It only slammed into the forefr...
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Lawrence Country - a brief photo report of my visit the @DHLHeritage Centre and Museum:

Over half-term, I took my wife away to Nottingham for a short break. She had always wanted to visit Eastwood, the birthplace of D H Lawrence, so we started by visiting the D H Lawrence Heritage Centre. The museum is small but really informative and seems…
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This year I have been mostly reading…
This year I have been mostly reading...
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Reaching the end of the year is always a time for reflection, so here goes. 2014 was the year my first book, Looking Out of Broken Windows, was published, and as such was a year of firsts. I had my first experience of the proofing process, saw my book on…
Reaching the end of the year is always a time for reflection, so here goes. 2014 was the year my first book, Looking Out of Broken Windows, was published, and as such was a year of firsts. I had my...
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What with my having two new jobs and this writing thing to keep me busy, a week has already passed since the lovely Jen Harvey posted an interview with me over on MASHstories. Our Skype chat focused on my Carve Esoteric Award winning story Storm in a…
What with my having two new jobs and this writing thing to keep me busy, a week has already passed since the lovely Jen Harvey posted an interview with me over on MASHstories. Our Skype chat focuse...
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I have a new story in the soon to be published Unthology 7 from those brilliant folks @UnthankBooks

I‘m a big fan of Unthank Books’ Unthology series. Editors Ashley Stokes and Robin Jones have, over the last six collections, assembled some of the very best short fiction from both emerging and more established writers. Which is why I was thrilled to have…
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Library of the Infinitesimally Small and Unimaginably Large: #bookart

The best thing about the internet is how often you find cool stuff you didn’t know existed before some random post or link takes you deep into a site you might never have other wise stumbled upon. The Library of the Infinitesimally Small and Unimaginably…
The best thing about the internet is how often you find cool stuff you didn't know existed before some random post or link takes you deep into a site you might never have other wise stumbled upon. ...
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The end of January already? How did that happen? The fact that I have drafted two previous opening lines to this post (the first about how it is already two weeks into the year, the second how it is already three weeks into the year) is an indication of…
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As I’ve spent more than my allowed time banging on about what I’ve been unto this year, I thought it only fair to give a shout-out to some of the books I’ve read and music I’ve listened to this year. Some of the stuff listed below was published/released…
As I've spent more than my allowed time banging on about what I've been unto this year, I thought it only fair to give a shout-out to some of the books I've read and music I've listened to this yea...
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My lovely publishers at Salt have spotted a copy of Looking Out of Broken Windows on the shelves of the UK’s oldest bookshop, Hatchards of London. Not only is my debut collection in one of London’s best loved bookshops but is in seriously impressive…
My lovely publishers at Salt have spotted a copy of Looking Out of Broken Windows on the shelves of the UK's oldest bookshop, Hatchards of London. Not only is my debut collection in one of London's...
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The Millions posted an interesting piece a few days ago in which various writers discuss the process of titling their work. You can read it here and it’s well worth a look. It got me thinking about the various ways I have stumbled upon the titles for my…
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Dan used to be a teacher but now he's a full time parent and a writer.

He's currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing at the end of which he will either have written a novel or he'll have failed. He's aiming for the former.

His short fiction has appeared in the pages of Carve, Paraxis, Structo, Staccato, Metazen and The View From Here.

His short story ‘Half-mown Lawn’ won the Yeovil Literary Prize for short fiction and was published in The Best British Short Stories 2012.

His Carve Esoteric Award winning story, 'Storm in a Teacup,' will be published in the Salt Anthology of New Writing in 2013.

And his Scott Prize shortlisted collection of short fiction, Looking Out of Broken Windows, will be published by Salt in 2014.

When he's not changing nappies, making lunch or writing, he's reading, or online or watching old episodes of Green Wing.
 
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2013 Thresholds Feature Writing Prize, runner up. Salt Short Story Prize 2013 , runner-up. Shortlisted for the 2013 Scott Prize. Carve Esoteric Award winner 2013. Shortlisted for the Fleeting Six Word Story Prize in 2012. Yeovil Literary Prize winner in 2010. Winchester Writers' Conference Short Story Competetion 2009 - second prize.
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